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The Committee for Gippsland undertakes a range of projects with the aim of achieving outcomes that benefit the Gippsland region. These range from our submissions and input into government reviews and discussion papers, our member consultations and research into areas of specific interest to Gippsland.

As a member organisation of the Committee for Gippsland, you can have a direct voice to government and decision makers on the issues that matter most to Gippsland.

Gippsland Digital Connectivity Master Plan:

In 2017 the Committee for Gippsland will prepare and deliver a connectivity infrastructure masterplan, focussing on digital connectivity, mobile blackspots and phone coverage, NBN rollout and other facets of connectivity. It will work with industry and community to prepare a prioritised list of projects and a fact-based body of work that will assist in attracting further investment to the region. For more information on this project please contact info@gipps.com.au

Gippsland Investment Prospectus:

In partnership with Regional Development Victoria, the Committee for Gippsland prepared and delivered a Gippsland Investment Prospectus, marketing the key competitive advantages of basing and growing a business in Gippsland. The Prospectus also produced industry fact sheets with capabilities and profiles of each main industry sector in Gippsland.

Our Region Our Future: Securing an Economic Future for the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland: The Committee for Gippsland initiated this project in December 2015. It is undertaking the following work:

  • Surveying over 200 SME businesses from Baw Baw, Latrobe and Wellington shires to ascertain the economic relationship between Latrobe Valley power stations and the SME business sector, as well as additional interviews with businesses to gauge an understanding about business views on carbon transitioning in the Latrobe Valley
  • Economic and Employment modelling being prepared by GHD to understand the impact power station closures will have on the local community and economy in Gippsland
  • Separating the discussion on a decline in the use of brown coal for electricity generation, and exploring opportunities for the low emission use of Latrobe Valley brown coal for products including fertiliser, hydrogen and more
  • Working with local government in the region to understand how many people from outside the Latrobe Valley (ie South Gippsland and Baw Baw shires) travel to the Latrobe Valley for work each day
  • Preparing a proposed Regional Adjustment Package of recommendations to support the Gippsland region through the impact of carbon transitioning and the development of new industries

The Committee for Gippsland’s current project is our Strategic Plan. This sets out the Committee for Gippsland’s vision for vibrant communities and strong businesses across the region.

For more information on this and other projects the Committee for Gippsland is currently undertaking, contact info@gipps.com.au or phone 03 5623 3219.

The Committee for Gippsland recently launched a Buy Local Economic Study, undertaken by C4G member Business Insight Group. The full report is available here.

Gippsland Investment Prospectus: The Committee for Gippsland will be auspicing this project, which is funded through Regional Development Victoria and aims to encourage new investors to the Gippsland region, as well as encourage reinvestment of existing employers and businesses. For further information please phone 03 5623 3219.

Gippsland Freight Infrastructure Master Plan: The Committee for Gippsland has secured funding from Regional Development Australia – Gippsland to work directly with local businesses and transport operators in the region to understand what are the major bottlenecks and impediments to improving transport safety and efficiency within Gippsland, and what areas need to be addressed in the immediate term to maximise economic opportunities for Gippsland operators. A copy of the full report is available here, and a copy of the Appendix survey responses is available here.

Gippsland Food Industry Skills Audit: The Committee for Gippsland will be working with local agribusiness, primary producers and food processors to gain a better understanding of the current and emerging skills demographics for the sector, which will be fed back to government and industry in order to assist with developing the most up-to-date and targeted focus on where investment and additional training provisions are most needed.

Future Gippsland Group: The Committee for Gippsland is auspicing a network of major businesses and peak industry bodies looking to ensure Gippsland remains an attractive, sustainable and secure place to invest.

Committee for Gippsland's Key Strategic Priorities for 2015: The Committee for Gippsland has refined its strategic priorities for 2015, and is focussed on achieving funding commitments for:

  • Health in Gippsland

    • Continue to advocate for funding for a business case and new hospital for West Gippsland

  • Freight and Infrastructure

    • Promoting the next priorities of road and freight infrastructure projects identified within the GFIMP

  • Business Attraction and Brand Development

    • Pursuing active engagement of the Gippsland Investment Prospectus and its database to inform and attract business and jobs to Gippsland
    • Actively pursuing government agency decentralisation options for Gippsland
    • Promoting the Gippsland Brand
    • Advocating for measures to reduce costs of doing business in Gippsland – especially projected future energy costs

  • Education and Training

    • Working with Federation University and Federation Training to develop a University business park for Gippsland; and applied research programs with Gippsland Industry.
    • Advocating with Federation and other providers to develop skills upgrade programmes for Gippsland workforce especially in health and well-being fields

One Gippsland: One Gippsland is a consortium of Gippsland's three peak representative bodies, including the Committee for Gippsland, the Gippsland Local Government Network, and Regional Development Australia – Gippsland. It aims to advocate for a carefully selected package of transformational projects for the Gippsland region to both state and federal governments for funding.

The projects include: Completion of the Princes Highway duplication between Traralgon and Sale, Stage 2a Redevelopment of Latrobe Regional Hospital, and commitment to the East Sale RAAF base for the Flight Pilot Training School. The East-West Link and North-East Link road projects are also being advocated for by One Gippsland.

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